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  • ‘Racist’ school excluded English-speaking students from trip (Kidderminster, England)

    10/22/2014 11:54:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:53PM BST 01 Oct 2014 | (Agencies)
    A primary school has been accused of racism after English speaking children were barred from going on school trip and forced to attend classes instead. St Mary’s C of E Primary School in Kidderminster, Worcs., laid on a petting zoo visit on Tuesday for non-English speaking pupils only, while pupils who did speak the language had to stay in lessons. Parents criticized the decision and said their children had been discriminated against for being British. Several even refused to allow their children to go to school on the day of the trip to Rays Farm, near Bridgnorth, Shrops., which was...
  • ISIS’ Call For ‘Lone Wolf Attacks’ Hits Canada Where A Would-Be Jihadist Just Ran Down Two Soldiers

    10/22/2014 7:31:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | ‎10 ‎/‎22‎/‎ 2014‎ | Justen Charters
    ISIS’ call for “lone wolf attacks” has hit North America. The attack took place while two soldiers were standing in a parking lot in Montreal. One soldier was wearing his uniform. The man behind the wheel, 25-year-old Martin Roulea, intentionally hit the armed forces members and then attempted to make a getaway from police in pursuit. However, Roulea lost control of his getaway car during the chase and flipped. As Roulea made his exit from the vehicle, police exercised the use of deadly force. One of the soldiers Roulea hit didn’t survive. ... one thing is vividly clear: From the...
  • Laser imaging reveals how far its warships have come since HMS Victory's glory days

    10/22/2014 5:52:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 22 October 2014 | VICTORIA WOOLLASTON
    The British Navy has seen significant changes over the past 200 years, since Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson sailed HMS Victory to glory in the Battle of Trafalgar. And to celebrate 2014 being the 209th anniversary of Trafalgar Day - when Admiral Nelson hoisted the flag in conquest - BAE Systems has revealed just how far naval engineering has evolved. Using laser imaging techniques, experts have been able to get under the skin of HMS Victory - the oldest commissioned warship in the world - allowing them to draw direct comparisons between the vessel, and Type 45 Destroyer HMS Defender. The...
  • Farage thanks Barroso for exposing Cameron's deception

    10/22/2014 3:55:29 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 5 replies
    Today Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP and co-president of the European of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group (EFDD) in the European Parliament, was back in his front row seat at the parliament after his eurosceptic EFDD group defeated attempts by the eurofanatic leadership of the parliament to disband them and take away their speaking rights. The victory of the group meant that the German Socialist President of the Parliament, Martin Schulz, who last week was accused by Nigel Farage of “manipulative backroom politics of the worst kind,” was forced to introduce “EFDD Mr Farage” to address the parliament. Farage rose...
  • The Last European Commission to Govern Britain - Nigel Farage

    10/22/2014 3:50:37 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 9 replies
    Transcript: Mr Juncker, as you present this morning your new Commission, you tell us that they're all in the Last-Chance Saloon. Well, I'll tell you what, I'll come and see you there. But you're going to have to introduce me to them, because this is pretty much a bunch of non-entities, unknown. I spoke to MEPs this morning who will be voting later, and most of them couldn't even name half of them. And the one from Britian is so obscure, his name, Lord Hill should be Lord Who, because the British public couldn't pick the bloke out of a...
  • Terrorists to be banned from running UK charities

    10/21/2014 10:47:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:00AM BST 22 Oct 2014 | Peter Dominiczak and Christopher Hope
    Convicted terrorists will be banned from running charities under a new law to stop donations being funneled to extremist groups, David Cameron has said. The Prime Minister said that the Government will “confront the menace of extremism” by ensuring that the Charity Commission is given new powers to prevent dangerous criminals misusing money that is donated to charities. Officials have expressed concerns that money donated to charities has been funding extremist groups in countries like Syria and Iraq. Previously, convicted terrorists and pedophiles have still been able to act as charity trustees in the UK. As part of the new...
  • ‘Alex Salmond is like Japanese soldier who thought WW2 was still happening’ (ex-Scotland PM)

    10/21/2014 10:29:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Aberdeen Press and Journal ^ | 21 October 2014 | Calum Ross
    Outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond has been compared to a Japanese soldier who believed World War II was still happening years after peace was declared. Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, made the remarks as he called on the SNP leader to accept the result of last month’s independence referendum. […] Mr. Salmond appeared to open the door to an early re-run of the vote last week, saying “circumstances obviously can change” and that a breach of the pre-referendum “vow” to Scotland could pave the way for another ballot. …
  • Ebola lockdown: British plan to send 3,000 UK troops to Sierra Leone(title shortened)

    10/21/2014 5:19:34 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 11 replies
    Mail On Line ^ | 10/19/2014 | Mark Nicol
    Ebola lockdown: British plan to send 3,000 UK troops into Sierra Leone to set up military blockades to restrict movement in attempt to stop the virus spreading Chief of the General Staff General Sir Nick Carter heads review of UK response to disease One suggestion is to use Royal Navy ships to patrol its coastal waters Oxfam said lack of Western military personnel in West Africa puts lives at risk Charity wants troops to deliver vital supplies and build treatment centres Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2798713/3-000-uk-troops-germ-warfare-style-ebola-blockade-plan-sierra-leone.html#ixzz3GpOlWDAk Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Charges Against Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston Are Dropped

    10/21/2014 8:31:23 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 14 replies
    Liberty UK ^ | 11th June 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    'Paul Weston, candidate in the 22 May European Elections in the South East constituency and leader of the Liberty GB party, who was arrested in Winchester, Hampshire, on the 26 April, has had the charges against him dropped. Mr Weston was arrested for publicly quoting an excerpt critical of Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill. After spending several hours in a cell at Winchester Police Station, he was charged with Racially Aggravated Crime, under Section 4 of the Public Order Act, which carries a potential prison sentence of 2 years. He was then bailed with a...
  • Rotherham child abuse scandal: Shamed former children's services boss gets £40,000 pay-off (UK)

    10/20/2014 2:29:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Mirror ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Karen Rockett
    Joyce Thacker has been given the pay-off as she was named as one of the people singled out for criticism in a new report into the child sex abuse scandal ... Shamed former Rotherham children's services boss Joyce Thacker has received a £40,000 pay-off. The revelation comes as Mrs Thacker is among key figures in the town's child sex abuse scandal singled out for criticism in a new report. Mrs Thacker agreed the five-figure sum as a pay-off for leaving her £130,000 per year job, which took immediate effect last month. Furious abuse victims said Mrs Thacker should donate her...
  • Christian school ‘downgraded for failing to invite an imam to lead assembly’ in the wake of Islamic

    10/20/2014 10:37:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | October 19, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    In the wake of the blockbuster investigation that broke an Islamic plot to take over UK public schools wide open, nothing has been done to take back those schools from Muslim goons. Nothing. Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted’s chief inspector, said schools at the center of the Islamic”Trojan Horse” affair were failed to improve. The schools held hostage by Islamic supremacists at the centre of the takeover plot are still promoting an “unbalanced curriculum” and promoting Islamic supremacism and Islamic misogyny. Instead, dhimmi British authorities have targeted — Christian schools. They know Christians will not fight. They know Christians school present...
  • Report: How the scientist who ‘unmasked’ Jack the Ripper made a ‘serious’ error

    10/20/2014 6:02:10 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    And so one of the West’s greatest, most enduring mysteries, which has spurred numerous failed attempts to crack it, continues. It’s the saga of Jack the Ripper, who committed at least five grisly murders in East London in the autumn of 1888 and then, poof, disappeared, never to be identified.
  • Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail

    10/20/2014 12:07:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | October 19, 2014
    People found guilty of Internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday, following a number of high-profile cases of abusive and threatening behaviour on Twitter. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "This is a law to combat cruelty -- and marks our determination to take a stand against a baying cyber-mob." There has been increasing concern in Britain about the growing scourge of Internet "trolls" who post hate-filled messages on social media, often threatening their targets. The parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann are among the...
  • Prison criticised after taking 50 minutes to call medics after child killer is murdered in cell

    10/19/2014 8:33:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 61 replies
    http://www.mirror.co.uk ^ | october 19, 2014 | nick mccarthy
    A prison has been blasted for taking 50 minutes to call in medics after two brutal inmates strangled a child killer in his cell. The pair of lags, who were already serving life sentences for murder, kidnapped and throttled Subhan Anwar on Valentines Day last year. But it took authorities almost an hour to call paramedics and a further 30 minutes for them to reach Long Lartin Prison's rural location in South Littleton, Worcs.
  • British politician arrested for publicly repeating Churchill’s comments on Islam

    10/19/2014 4:31:49 PM PDT · by Red6 · 31 replies
    mailonline.com ^ | April 28, 2014 | http://www.dailymail.co.uk
    A candidate in the European elections was arrested on suspicion of racial harrassment after quoting a passage about Islam, written by Winston Churchill, during a campaign speech. Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB, made the address on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, in Hampshire on Saturday. A member of the public took offence at the quote, taken from Churchill's The River War and called police.
  • West Midlands Police report reveals 75 per cent of known on-street child sex groomers are Asian (UK)

    10/19/2014 7:14:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Birmingham Mail ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Jeanette Oldham
    A bombshell police report has revealed 75 per cent of known on-street child sex groomers in the West Midlands are Asian – with 82 per cent of victims, aged 14 to 16, being white. And a Birmingham Mail investigation has discovered how police, councils and social services have been failing vulnerable victims in a new abuse scandal which follows those identified in Rotherham, Rochdale and Derbyshire. The shocking statistics are contained in a confidential report from West Midlands Police. Another report identified 111 youngsters at risk of child sexual exploitation in Birmingham last year, with the youngest aged just 11,...
  • British invasion of Utah national guard base sparks outcry

    10/18/2014 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 17, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Members the Utah National Guard’s 19th Special Forces Group allegedly hosted sexy British swimsuit models at their Draper compound. The deviation from their mission to train for paramilitary operations has been met with an investigation. The Utah Department of Public Safety and the Utah National Guard are both investigating how the British “Hot Shots 2015” calendar was shot at the military installation without authorization, a local Fox affiliate reported Friday.
  • David Cameron mustn't take extra wives. Britain isn't ready for a polygamous PM

    10/18/2014 2:51:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | October 18, 2014 | Nigel Nelson
    Any man eager to acquire more than one wife faces seven years behind bars to deter him. But where’s there’s a will, guys, there’s a way. Just get married in one of 48 countries which allow a chap to collect spouses like stamps and then bring your harem home. That’s because bigamy is illegal in the UK, but polygamy isn’t if weddings took place where it’s recognised. Afghanistan, say, or Iran, Iraq, Libya, and the Yemen. You can even bag an extra wife or three in less disagreeable haunts like the Maldives, Morocco or Malaysia. Your wives will also be...
  • British owners of aggressive dogs to face fines and ‘dogbos’

    10/18/2014 6:39:28 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Saturday 18 October 2014 12.44 BST
    Dog owners who allow their pets to snarl at strangers, threaten postal workers, damage garden fences or aggressively chase cats will face fines of up to £2,500 or have their animals taken away under laws that come into force on Monday. Police, council officials and social housing landlords will be able to issue community protection notices, or “dogbos”, to force the owners of nuisance animals to take steps to control their behaviour. Measures could include attending behavioural classes, keeping their dogs muzzled or on a leash, strengthening garden fencing, or having their animals neutered or microchipped. Owners who do not...
  • Britain needs political climate change to cut soaring energy bills

    10/18/2014 6:19:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 17, 2014 | By Charles Moore
    Targets for renewables are unattainable, futile – and will cost us trillions of pounds. Some time in this century, we reached a state of clever-silly unanimity over green policies, especially carbon emission controls and renewables targets. All parties (except five brave Tories voting against) voted for the second reading of the Climate Change Act in 2008. So, for some years, we humoured the climate-change lobby, and nodded our heads gravely when experts told us we must help save the planet. But most of us behaved like churchgoers listening to boring sermons. We accepted what we were told, on the unspoken...
  • Britain is ‘lighting a fire’ under the European Union, says Philip Hammond

    10/17/2014 9:33:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:00PM BST 17 Oct 2014 | Matthew Holehouse
    Britain is “lighting a fire under the European Union” by holding an in-out referendum on membership, Philip Hammond said today, as the Bill to give the public a vote cleared its first crucial hurdle in the House of Commons. The Foreign Secretary said setting in law a referendum on EU membership would force Brussels to grant Britain “meaty and substantial” reforms. The Private Members Bill, sponsored by Bob Neill, a former minister and vice-chairman of the Conservative Party, yesterday sailed through its second reading of the Commons by 293 to 0, and will now face further scrutiny. […] David Cameron...
  • Bennett Blasts Kerry's Comments Blaming Israel for Rise of ISIS

    10/17/2014 11:11:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-17-14
    Economics Minister and Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett fired back at US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday, after the latter claimed Israel's failures to forge a peace deal with the intransigent Palestinian Authority (PA) - not the US's failures in the Middle East - are to blame for the rise of Islamic State (ISIS). "Even when a British Muslim beheads a British Christian, there will always be those who blame the Jews," Bennett stated. "We don't justify terror; we fight terror," he added. "The Israeli-Palestinian conflict statement encourages ISIS, and is a boost to terrorism worldwide." Bennett also...
  • The New York Times and Israel (again)‎

    10/17/2014 11:16:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 10-17-14 | Elliott Abrams
    Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This piece is reprinted with permission and can be found on Abrams' blog "Pressure Points" here. The New York Times, whose hostility to Israel is visible in both its news and its editorial ‎pages, was at it again this week. In an editorial (about the symbolic vote in the U.K. ‎parliament backing Palestinian statehood) titled "A British Message to Israel," The ‎Times's editorial board unloaded yet again with a barrage of advice, opinion -- and untruths.‎ Here are some of the key words:‎ "The...
  • UK Student Union Boycotts Israel—But Won’t Condemn ISIS (or support Kurds against them)

    10/17/2014 10:50:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 10/16/2014, 11:29 PM | Ari Soffer
    The UK’s National Union of Students (NUS) has rejected a motion condemning the radical Islamic State terrorist group—also known as ISIS or ISIL—on the grounds that it could be considered “Islamophobic,” sparking a row over the dominance of radical-left groups within the student body. The decision by NUS’s National Executive Committee to shoot down the motion is all the more shocking given that the same body adopted an aggressive bill just over two months ago condemning Israel and calling for a boycott of the Jewish state. The anti-Israel motion was adopted despite objections that it risked alienating Jewish students, who...
  • Female teacher who had 2-year affair with 14-year-old student is spared jail [ United Kingdom ]

    10/17/2014 7:29:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    BEST DAILY ^ | Oct 14 2014 | Olivia-Anne Cleary
    32-year-old received a suspended sentence. Charlotte Parker, a teaching assistant who had a torrid 2-year affair with a 14-year-old male pupil, has avoided jail time. Explaining his decision to issue a suspended sentence, Judge Austin Stotan stated that although the boy was underage, he was a 'willing' participant in the affair: "It seems the victim had explained that he had been seeing the defendant for a period of two years. He understood she was married. ... Is there a double standard between male and female sexual predators?
  • Royal Air Force Now Flying Their Most Advanced Fighter Jets Ever

    10/17/2014 7:29:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    BAE Systems ^ | Oct 16, 2014
    The Royal Air Force’s (RAF) most advanced fighters ever are now in operational service following the largest ever fighter upgrade programme delivered by BAE Systems. Known as Phase 1 Enhancements (P1E), the upgrade package delivers a range of enhancements to the Typhoon aircraft. Developed by BAE Systems working together with its Eurofighter Partner companies, the RAF and UK Ministry of Defence, (MOD), the capabilities introduced have been developed on the back of operations in Libya, and cement Typhoon’s place as a world class multi-role fighter. The aircraft upgrades include enhanced computing power, weapons systems integration advancements and improved sensor suites...
  • Downing Street’s Ebola panic is a classic case of the politics of fear

    10/17/2014 7:21:33 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 17 2014 | Simon Jenkins
    Remember Sars? What about bird flu? Here we are again with the latest ‘pandemic’, having our insecurities cynically exploited...No one can tell me if Ebola is the worst plague since, variously, Aids, Sars, BSE or the black death. All I hear is that it “might” be. I do not mind being told no one knows. But what do I make of a prime minister who emerges from his Cobra bunker and declares “a very serious threat to the UK”, a US president who says it is “spiralling out of control”, and a World Health Organisation that says it is “the...
  • Alcoholic drinks makers lead way on climate change adaptation

    10/17/2014 5:15:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 16, 2014 | BY JANE WARDELL
    Wine and beer lovers face an uncertain future. While climate change is a distant consideration for many global businesses, grapes and grains are on the front line. The good news for those who like a tipple is that alcoholic drinks makers are among businesses leading the way in devising technology to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Experts say such mitigation and adaptation techniques are critical for a range of companies to prepare for a future that is hotter, drier and prone to extreme weather and consequences such as flooding.
  • (George) Galloway Won’t be Prosecuted Over ‘Israel-Free Zone’ Remarks

    10/17/2014 1:46:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 10/15/2014, 7:17 PM | Elad Benari
    Anti-Israel British MP George Galloway will not be prosecuted over remarks in a speech during which he declared that his constituency, Bradford, was “an Israel-free zone”, reports Jewish News Online. The comments, made by the Bradford West MP in August, caused an outcry on social media and complaints were made to West Yorkshire Police. On Wednesday, the force said the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) did not believe there was sufficient evidence to support charges but also said it had logged it as a “hate incident”. …
  • Swiss Cottage Tesco Staff Tell blind woman to 'Get Dog Out'

    10/16/2014 6:00:31 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/16/2014 | BBC News
    A blind woman was left "horrified" and "distressed" when staff at Tesco in north London shouted at her to get her guide dog out. Maya Makri, 39, was in the Swiss Cottage shop 10 days after moving to the capital when she was told "never come back". She said three cashiers shouted "no pets allowed" and to leave the shop. Tesco said: "This clearly should never have happened and we will contact Ms Makri directly to apologise." 'Very upsetting' During the incident on Monday, Ms Makri said her guide dog of six years, Jemma, was wearing a high-visibility jacket and...
  • Sinn Féin chief Adams accused of IRA rape cover-up

    10/16/2014 4:33:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2014 4:54 PM EDT | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Sinn Féin party leader Gerry Adams denied new accusations Thursday that he concealed child-abuse crimes within his own secretive movement, this time allegedly committed by a Belfast officer of the outlawed Irish Republican Army. Mairia Cahill, a member of one of Belfast’s top IRA families, appeared alongside a former foreign minister outside Ireland’s parliament to accuse Adams of conspiring to suppress her reports of being raped by an IRA commander from Adams’ home district in 1997, when she was 16. …
  • Ban Ki Moon to Visit Gaza Tuesday; Qatar Donates $1 Billion

    10/12/2014 4:00:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Qatar promised $1 billion in reconstruction aid for Gaza at a donor conference in Cairo on Sunday, topping US and European pledges for the devastated Palestinian terror enclave. "Qatar announces its participation with $1 billion for the reconstruction of Gaza," said Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, the foreign minister of the gas-rich country. UN chief Ban Ki-moon told the donor conference Sunday that he would visit the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. "I will visit Gaza on Tuesday to listen directly to the people of Gaza," he said, adding he would also visit Israel "shortly." The international community insisted that Hamas's...
  • The Defence of Freedom and Peace (The Lights are Going Out)

    10/15/2014 6:42:17 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 2 replies
    The Churchill Centre ^ | 16 October 1938 | Sir Winston S. Churchill
    GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS! Sir Winston S. ChurchillKG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL, FRS, Hon. RA(30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) Rule BritanniaHM Royal Marines(Click) "The Defence of Freedom and Peace"(The Lights are Going Out) "But arms - instrumentalities, as President Wilson called them - are not sufficient by themselves. We must add to them the power of ideas. People say we ought not to allow ourselves to be drawn into a theoretical antagonism between Nazidom and democracy; but the antagonism is here now. It is this very conflict of spiritual and moral ideas which gives...
  • Should people be eating more fat?

    10/15/2014 12:47:28 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 79 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15th October 2014 | Michael Mosley
    'Contrary to conventional advice, eating more of some fats may be good for our health, says Michael Mosley. It really is the sort of news that made me want to weep into my skinny cappuccino and then pour it down the sink. After years of being told, and telling others, that saturated fat clogs your arteries and makes you fat, there is now mounting evidence that eating some saturated fats may actually help you lose weight and be good for the heart. Earlier this year, for example, a systematic review, funded by the British Heart Foundation and with the rather...
  • Rotherham child sex abuse files 'go missing from council archive' [ United Kingdom ]

    10/15/2014 10:06:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Mirror ^ | Oct 13, 2014 | Jack Blanchard
    Four years of crucial files on child sex abuse in Rotherham have gone missing from a council archive, it was revealed today. Professor Alexandra Jay, who wrote the bombshell report revealing 1,400 young girls were abused in the town over 15 years, said minutes from key meetings have disappeared. Rotherham Council was slammed in her report for ignoring the scandal ... Prof Jay added that a desire to keep “good relations” with the local Pakistani community and a worry about “reputational risk” for the council also caused officers to turn a blind eye. ... The council’s new leader, Paul Lakin,...
  • Westcountry ship sets sail for Africa to help tackle Ebola crisis

    10/15/2014 9:51:46 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 1 replies
    Western Morning News ^ | October 15 2010
    As the death toll from the Ebola epidemic continues to rise, a ship laden with vital supplies will later this week leave the safety of a Cornish port to set sail for arguably one of the most dangerous places in the world. RFA Argus will transport hundreds of Westcountry-based personnel to Sierra Leone where they will join the fight to stem the spread of the disease which has so far claimed 4,000 lives. The Falmouth-based hospital ship will be the forward base for medical teams, many from Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital military unit, as well as crews from RNAS Culdrose, near...
  • Today In History - Battle of Hastings - 14 October 1066

    10/14/2014 5:24:26 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 42 replies
    TODAY IN HISTORY Bayeux Tapestry – Battle of Hastings The Death of King Harold From British Battles.com: "The Battle of Hastings – 14 October 1066 Account: William, Duke of Normandy, launched his bloody and decisive invasion of Saxon England in 1066. In that year Edward the Confessor, King of England, died without heir, appointing by his will Harold Godwinsson, son of England’s most powerful nobleman, the Earl of Wessex, as his successor. Across the Channel, William of Normandy considered himself rightfully the next King of England, basing his claim on a promise by Edward the Confessor in the early...
  • British ex-PM Blair may have been terrorism target, court hears

    10/14/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:07am EDT | Michael Holden
    A man charged in Britain with terrorism offenses at a trial so sensitive that prosecutors sought to have it heard entirely in secret might have been planning an attack on ex-prime minister Tony Blair, a court heard on Tuesday. Erol Incedal, 26, was arrested in October last year with another man, Mounir Rarmoul-Bouhadja, who last week admitted possessing a bomb-making document on a memory card, prosecutor Richard Whittam said. Incedal, who lives in London and is a British citizen, denies charges of preparing for acts of terrorism with unnamed others abroad and possessing information useful to terrorism. …
  • Golders Green MP Resigns Gov’t Role Over UK ‘Palestine’ Vote

    10/14/2014 9:38:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 10/14/2014, 2:18 PM | Tova Dvorin
    The British MP representing two of London’s primary Jewish neighborhoods resigned as a parliamentary private secretary on Monday, in direct protest of the UK’s vote to recognize “Palestine.” Following the resignation—which he announced on Twitter—MP Mike Freer stated he had no regrets. “I had to vote and it was therefore easy to quit,” Freer told the British Jewish News daily on Tuesday. “It would have been easy to hide behind the protocol, but the two-state solution we all want to see should be the end, not start, of the process. The Government had to follow the protocol, but the irony...
  • Israel-Palestine: UK Parliament's vote for terrorism (The mother of stupidity & friend of terrorism)

    10/14/2014 5:25:37 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 1 replies
    The Commentator ^ | 12 October 2014 | Editorial
    Monday's vote in the House of Commons aiming at recognising a Palestinian state is certainly historic, and in several senses. It's a historic mistake; a historic instance of ignorance and bigotry at the heart of the British political system; and a historic gift to Islamist terrorism. The mind boggles. With opinion polls showing that Hamas -- as bloodthirsty a terror group as Islamic State -- would win Palestinian elections if they were held any time soon, a bunch of Labour-led buffoons in Britain think this is exactly the right time to reward terrorism. The more you think about it, the...
  • British Parliament votes in favor of Palestinian state recognition

    10/14/2014 1:02:28 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post Reuters ^ | 10/14/2014 | JERRY LEWIS
    Britain’s House of Commons votes 274-12 in favor of symbolic motion that stands as initial stage of UK recognition of a Palestinian state.
  • Anti-EU UKIP demands early ‘Brexit’ vote as poll shows support surging

    10/13/2014 10:33:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:43pm BST | Andrew Osborn
    Britain’s anti-EU UK Independence Party said on Sunday it would use its growing success to try to secure an early referendum on leaving the European Union, after its support hit a record high of 25 percent in an opinion poll. The poll, published days after UKIP won its first elected seat in Britain’s parliament at the expense of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party, suggested it could pick up more seats than previously thought in a national election in May. UKIP favors a British exit from the European Union, known as a “Brexit”, and tighter immigration controls. It has shaken...
  • British Parliament Votes to Recognize Palestine

    10/13/2014 7:13:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | 10/14/2014, 12:29 AM | Elad Benari
    The British parliament on Monday night officially voted in favor of recognizing the “state of Palestine”. The non-binding resolution was passed by 274 in favor to 12 votes against, to “recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel” as part of a “contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution”, according to AFP. The motion, while non-binding, is heavy with symbolism but is unlikely to change government policy, the report noted. […] British Prime Minister David Cameron said prior to the vote that he would not take part in it. …
  • Army Configures Apaches for Sea Duty

    10/13/2014 4:55:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | October 13th, 2014 | Kris Osborn
    The U.S. Army is engineering its Apache AH-64 attack helicopters with additional avionics, radar and sensor technology to perform better in maritime environments, service officials said Monday at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington D.C. “We’re looking at sensor upgrades to the fire control radar and adding a maritime feature to the Apache. We want to extend the radar and broaden its bandwidth to pick up things in a littoral (shallow water) environment and detect small ships in the water,” said Army Col. Jeff Hager, Apache program manager. The Army plans to test...
  • Arab MK Tibi Leads Push for ‘Palestine’ in London

    10/13/2014 11:27:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 10/13/2014, 2:44 PM | Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar
    Despite being a citizen of Israel and a member of the Israeli Knesset, radical Arab MK Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List) is in London on Monday to take part in a diplomatic push urging the British parliament to recognize “Palestine” in a non-binding vote. Tibi is talking with British MPs of the Labour Party, whose member Grahame Morris proposed the vote, and trying to convince them that voting to recognize the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a state will advance the “peace process.” In fact, the Labour Party is reportedly highly divided over the vote, with many senior members of the...
  • Alex Salmond exposed as bully boy

    10/13/2014 5:21:04 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 9 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 12th October 2014 | Greg Christison
    'ALEX Salmond attempted to bully the BBC over the pre-referendum television debates and demanded a "formal invitation", a secret dossier has revealed. The Sunday Express has uncovered an astonishing chain of emails in which the First Minister's office ordered the broadcaster to "review" plans for his clash with Better Together chief Alistair Darling. During the heated exchange, Corporation bosses were lambasted by the SNP leader's chief of staff for a "lack of ambition" and failing to take the issue of independence seriously. And, in what could be seen as an amazing display of self-importance, it was stipulated Mr Salmond must...
  • UKIP's Nigel Farage invited on leaders' TV debate

    10/13/2014 2:21:03 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 7 replies
    UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has been invited to take part in a TV debate with David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg ahead of next year's general election. The BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4 have announced plans to hold three debates. One would involve a head-to-head debate between just the Conservative and Labour leaders, and another would include the Liberal Democrat leader. The other debate would involve all three leaders plus Mr Farage.
  • British opposition to help secure Palestinian vote in UK parliament

    10/12/2014 11:43:32 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/11/14 | JERRY LEWIS
    LONDON – The British Parliament will in all probability vote in favor of recognition of a Palestinian state without a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians being finalized, following a controversial decision by the official opposition Labor Party to support a backbench parliamentary motion on the issue of statehood. The House of Commons is to debate the issue on Monday. Labor’s unexpected move effectively scuppers an attempt by pro-Israel MPs who tabled an amendment on an all-party basis that would make granting any recognition conditional on an agreed solution between Israel and the Palestinians. Monday night’s 10 p.m. (midnight,...
  • Nigel Farage: Ban migrants with HIV from entering Britain

    10/12/2014 5:42:05 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 17 replies
    Migrants with HIV should be barred from entering Britain, Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said. Mr Farage said he wanted to control the ‘quality’ of immigration into Britain and said this should include the health of immigrants. Mr Farage told Newsweek Europe it was wrong that the ‘chances of admission’ of highly qualified engineers from India were limited. “Ukip want to control the quantity and quality of people who come,” Mr Farage said. He referred to the case of convicted killer Arnis Zalkalns, suspected of murdering schoolgirl Alice Gross. “It’s simple. That Latvian convicted murdered shouldn’t have been allowed here.”
  • Only one thing can save us from Labour: A Tory split

    10/12/2014 5:07:01 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10/11/2014 | Peter Hitchens
    The Prime Minister likes to scare us by warning 'Go to bed with Nigel Farage, wake up with Red Ed'. But, Mr. Cameron, most of us have been through a worse nightmare than that. To use your own rather tacky imagery, they went to bed in 2010 with an apparently conservative, pro-British Tory leader-and woke up in the morning to find it was all just thick make-up, and that you were a fervent Europhile, a politically correct sexual revolutionary and a Green fanatic. Let's have no more mornings like that. Those Tory voters and Tory MP's who fear a Labour...